Master Class: Francine Prose

Brooklyn, NY Wednesday, June 13 | Francine Prose

Acclaimed author Francine Prose joins A Public Space Academy for a Master Class on subtext.

Master Class: Gordon Lish

Brooklyn, NY Saturday, July 14 | Gordon Lish

Legendary editor Gordon Lish joins A Public Space Academy this summer for a three-hour Master Class on the art of revision.

Master Class: Yiyun Li

Brooklyn, NY Wednesday, July 11 | Yiyun Li

Award-winning author and contributing editor to A Public Space Yiyun Li joins A Public Space Academy for a three-hour Master Class on autobiographical writing.

Essay 1: John Haskell

Brooklyn, NY June 19 – July 10 | John Haskell

In this four-week introductory workshop on the essay as a narrative form, we will—as both serious readers and engaged practitioners—try to find some possible ways to begin to answer these questions. The course will include critical reading; developing ideas; and a healthy and vigorous discussion of what it takes for a contemporary essay to rise above the din.

The Novel Workshop: Elizabeth Gaffney

Brooklyn, NY June 4 – July 9 | Elizabeth Gaffney

This workshop is designed specifically for writers working on a novel and structured for writers at various stages of the writing process, from drafting, planning, outlining and plotting to revising, honing and refining. Each class will focus on one craft topic and will deal with texts at both the micro and macro levels.


A Public Space is an independent nonprofit publisher of an eponymous award-winning literary, arts, and culture magazine, and APS Books. Under the direction of founding editor Brigid Hughes since 2006, it has been our mission to seek out overlooked and unclassifiable work, and to publish writing from beyond established confines. Subscribe today, and join the conversation. More


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